|Bristol Radical History Group - Shaping San Francisco|
Roger Wilson of the Bristol Radical History group gives a wide-ranging Talk covering 17th and 18th century history around Bristol, England, including a debunking of the common narrative of the anti-slavery movement, putting the working people of England back into the saga. He also gives a fresh look of the mass riots of 1831, and brings the interventions of the Bristol Radical History Group in our era into the unfolding of "history from below." If you want to find out what unites a 17th Century ...
Keywords: History from below; riots; England; Britain; anti-slavery
|Songs Of Freedom celebration - Shaping San Francisco|
Songs of Freedom is the name of the songbook edited by James Connolly and published in 1907. Connolly's introduction is better known than the collection for which it was written, containing his oft-quoted maxim: “Until the movement is marked by the joyous, defiant singing of revolutionary songs, it lacks one of the most distinctive marks of a popular revolutionary movement, it is the dogma of a few and not the faith of the multitude.” Though most of the songs were of Irish derivation, the s...
Keywords: Ireland; Scotland; England; New York; revolutionary songs; Irish socialism; Scottish socialism; James Connolly; nationalism
|Sex, Race and Class: Selma James and George Katsiaficas - Shaping San Francisco|
Selma James speaks on her new book "Sex, Race and Class--The Perspective of Winning; A Selection of Writings 1952-2011." James discusses the class divide in feminism, the anti-capitalism of the social wage, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Haiti: Black Jacobins then and now and much more! With her was George Katsiaficas, author of the just-released "Asia's Unknown Uprisings: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century," and he gave an account of the largely unknown 1980 Guang...
Keywords: Feminism; unwaged; wages for housework; prostitutes union; England; South Korea; Gwangju; Tibet; Palestine; Thailand; eros effect; Asian social movements
|Stop, Thief! The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance - Shaping San Francisco|
In this majestic tour de force, celebrated historian Peter Linebaughtakes aim at the thieves of land, polluters of the seas, ravagers of the forests, despoilers of rivers, and removers of mountaintops. Scarcely a society has existed on the face of the earth that has not had commoning at its heart. "Neither the state nor the market," say the planetary commoners. Linebaugh kindles the embers of memory like few other historians of our time to ignite our future commons...
Keywords: commons; enclosures; England; 1790s; Ned Ludd; Queen Mab; industrialization; wage-slavery; commoning; William Blake; Tom Paine